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JAG - Barefoot Books Spring 2023 Catalogue

Whatever Comes Tomorrow
By (author): Rebecca Gardyn Levington Illustrated by: Mariona Cabassa
Rebecca Gardyn Levington ,

Illustrated by :

Mariona Cabassa


Barefoot Books



Product Form:



Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 9, Grade (US) P - 4
Mar 07, 2023
$12.99 CAD


247.65 x 254 x 3.51 mm | 0.37 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Barefoot Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Self-awareness and self-esteem|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Mental health|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: First / new experiences and growing up / coming of age|Interest age: from c 3 years|Graduation
  • Short Description
Lyrical rhyming text and whimsical illustrations reassure readers that they have the resilience to navigate whatever life brings their way.
Empower kids to manage anxiety! We might not know what the future holds, but the lyrical rhyming text in this beautiful book reassures readers that they have the resilience and strength to face whatever comes their way. Whimsical illustrations make for a captivating read-aloud or bedtime story. Inspired by the author’s own experience with anxiety, this book offers gentle wisdom applicable to both children and adults. End matter includes a discussion guide and activity ideas for managing worries.

  • WIDE AGE APPEAL: Whimsical illustrations, lyrical rhyming text and a universally appealing message make this book meaningful for children and adults alike.
    ENDNOTES: Endnotes include a discussion guide and activities to help manage anxiety.
    SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Based on the author’s own personal struggle with anxiety, the book offers useful strategies for finding calm and strength in the face of uncertainty, such as positive self-talk, mindfulness and breathing

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a children’s book author, poet and journalist with a particular penchant for penning both playful and poignant picture books and poems – primarily in rhyme. Rebecca’s award-winning poems and articles have appeared in numerous anthologies, newspapers and magazines. She lives in the suburban jungles of New Jersey, USA, with her husband and two boisterous boys. RebeccaGardynLevington.com

Mariona Cabassa is a native of Catalonia, Spain, who has illustrated over 80 children’s books. She studied at art school in Barcelona, followed by further research in Strasbourg, France. Her many subsequent years of working as an illustrator, painter, installation maker and tattoo artist reflect her fascination with form and her desire to explore different palettes. Mariona’s technique combines water-based paints, pencils and a digital touch to create rich and detailed illustrations, bursting with color and movement.

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“An inspiring, visually appealing read filled with tools to help manage uncertainty” – Kirkus Reviews

“In rhymes that first acknowledge and then reassure, Gardyn Levington counsels fortitude in the face of the unknown” – Publishers Weekly

“It’s a book I have read over and over, and each time I do it feels brand new. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful” – Matthew Winner, podcaster & reviewer

“What a beautiful, lyrical, inclusive way to empower and encourage children to face what may come with calm confidence that they can overcome challenges and look forward to tomorrow” – Kit Little, executive administrator of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)

Whatever Comes Tomorrow belongs in the offices of every school counselor and child therapist” – Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D. Child Psychologist

“As a psychotherapist, I cannot recommend this book highly enough” – Lisa Perron, LICSW., psychotherapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, particularly in the treatment of anxiety

Whatever Comes Tomorrow is a timely addition to children’s literature given the critical need to increase focus on children’s mental health” – Carrie Spindel Bashoff, PsyD

“This beautifully illustrated book offers a reminder that it is okay to feel worried, scared, or unsure while fostering resilience and gently encouraging young children to face their fears” – Rachel Merson, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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